SERPINB7 Expression Predicts Poor Pancreatic Cancer Survival Upon Gemcitabine Treatment
Prager, Gerald W.
- Journal Article
Stratification of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains a key challenge in the field of clinical oncology. No predictive biomarkers have yet been found for any available treatment options. Previously, we identified SERPINB7 as a putative biomarker for PDAC and thus, herein, we aimed to validate our previous findings and assessed the predictive value of SERPINB7. Patients who underwent surgery and received gemcitabine (gem) or gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel (gem/nab) as adjuvant therapy, between 2011 and 2017, were included in this study (n = 57). Expression level of SERPINB7 was assessed in tumor tissue by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH). Its association with disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) was investigated. While IHC did not show any correlation between survival and the protein level of SERPINB7, RNA ISH revealed that expression of SERPINB7 was associated with a poor DFS (P = .01) and OS (P = .002) in the gem group but not in the gem/nab. Adjusted Cox-regression analysis confirmed the independent predictive value of SERPINB7 on OS (P = .006, HR: 3.47; 95% CI: 1.49–8.09) in the gem group. In conclusion, SERPINB7 was identified as the first predictive RNA biomarker for PDAC. This study suggests that patients who expressed SERPINB7 might receive another treatment than gem alone. Show more
Journal / seriesTranslational Oncology
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